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Council hears meter debate Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 14:43

The Clarkdale Town Council listened last week as a grassroots group expressed concern about smart meters, which monitor electricity usage and transmit the data back to the power company.Traditional energy meters are mounted on the sides of homes and require a person, known as a “meter reader,” to physically come on location and record the numbers. Smart meters will eliminate the need for someone to physically record the information, sending it directly to the billing company instead in a fashion similar to a text message. However, some residents are concerned with levels of radiation smart meters may put out.

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City OK’s cell towers Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 15:39

The Cottoncell_tower_1wood City Council has approved a measure that would allow companies to ask for permission to build cell phone towers up to 90 feet high.

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Town, city look at civil unions Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 15:22
Two municipalities in the Verde Valley are considering recognizing same-sex civil unions this week.

If the governing councils approve such measures, Clarkdale and Cottonwood would become the fifth and sixth cities in...

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McConnell found herself soaring in the sky above Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 14:47

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Jean McConnell likes to read.

Last week, she was in the right place for that, volunteering at the monthly Camp Verde Community Library book sale out of Rio Verde Plaza on Main Street.

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Journal Extra turns 25 years Print E-mail
Written by Corwin Gibson   
Monday, 09 September 2013 00:00
It’s important to be able to have a place for local news and information in your town, and for 25 years the people of Cottonwood have needed to look no further than the Cottonwood Journal Extra to bring them the coverage...

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Senators stir up water response Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Friday, 26 July 2013 10:19
The Middle Verde Water Advisory Committee met last week to reaffirm their organizational rules, and to discuss their response to a letter from Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake calling on Verde Valley officials to...

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VVMC graduates its three physician residents Print E-mail
Written by Corwin Gibson   
Friday, 21 June 2013 11:20
Verde Valley Medical Center completed the first chapter in its new role as a teaching hospital Saturday, June 15, as three physician residents celebrated their graduation from the center’s Residency Program at a gala...

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Cottonwood City Council approves land rezoning Print E-mail
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Sunday, 09 June 2013 00:00
The Cottonwood City Council has approved the rezoning of land owned by the Mingus Union High School District, opening the way for denser residential development on the site.

The land, nearly 15 acres in size, sits at the...

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